Schemes of GEDA
GOA ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (GEDA)
Brief write-up of the existing operational schemes
The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) is an Autonomous Organization established by the Government of Goa, with a mandate, to undertake all programmes in the field of New (Non-Conventional) and Renewable Energy Sources. Apart from this, GEDA is also the State Nodal Agency designated to interact with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, New Delhi and implement centrally funded and sponsored schemes, in the said field.
The Agency promotes Renewable Energy activities through its two approved schemes namely (I) New & Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) scheme and (II) Integrated Rural Energy Programme (IREP) scheme, by providing incentives/subsidy using GIA received under the two schemes.
- New & Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE):- Objective of the NRSE scheme is to popularize, promote and install Non-Conventional Energy Systems / Gadgets which provide alternate source of energy. It involves “supply/installation” of projects such as Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Biomass, Wind, Solar + wind (Hybrid), etc…
2. Integrated Rural Energy Programme (IREP) scheme:-The objective of the IREP scheme is to provide minimum domestic energy needs for cooking, heating and lighting purpose in rural areas outside the Municipal limits in most cost effective manner. It is a combination of various energy sources, for making sustainable agricultural and rural activities without adverse environmental impact. It is an area based Programme.
3. Eligibility criteria: – All individual residents of Goa possessing ration card/election card are eligible under the scheme, on first come first serve basis.
4. Pattern of Assistance: – It differs system wise / gadget wise (please see Annexure A for subsidy pattern).
5. Procedure and formalities: – A simple application form (Please see Annexure B) is required to be filled to avail the benefit of the schemes and the subsidy is given at source while purchasing the gadget/system. However, under Solar Thermal Programme water heater subsidy is given to the beneficiary on production of claim and that under Solar Photovoltaic Programme, the subsidy is reimbursed on production of claims from the authorized empanelled dealers from whom the purchases are carried out.
6. Time limit: – Most of the schemes are individual oriented and same are implemented through Block Development Offices on cash and carry basis. However, in the case of water heaters and SPV systems subsidy is disbursed/reimbursed after monitoring of the systems within a month of receipts of the claims, subject to availability of funds under the scheme.